Belieu previously taught at Washington University, Boston University, Kenyon College, and Ohio University. She now teaches in the highly ranked MFA/Ph.D. Creative Writing Program at Florida State University.
Her work has appeared in places such as The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, Slate, Nerve, The Yale Review, TriQuarterly, Ploughshares, The New York Times, Tin House, and The Virginia Quarterly Review. Her poetry collections include Infanta, One Above & One Below, Black Box and Slant Six. She has served as managing editor of AGNI.
In August 2009, Belieu cofounded the national feminist organization VIDA: Women In Literary Arts, notable for its influential annual survey of the rates of publication between male and female authors. This VIDA survey, known as The Count, has been highly influential in addressing sweeping gender bias in contemporary American literary publishing. Belieu formerly served as VIDA’s co director, along with notable American poet Cate Marvin.
Awards and honors
- 1994 National Poetry Series, for Infanta, selected by Hayden Carruth
- chosen for the Rona Jaffe Fellowship
- Ohioana Award
- Society of Midland Authors Award
- invited to read at the Library of Congress by former Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky
- 2007 finalist for the Los Angeles Times book award in poetry for Black Box
- Infanta. Copper Canyon Press. 1995.
- One Above and One Below. Copper Canyon Press. 2000. ISBN 978-1-55659-144-0.
- Black Box. Copper Canyon Press. 2006. ISBN 978-1-55659-251-5.
- Slant Six. Copper Canyon Press. 2014. ISBN 978-1-55659-471-7.